How is conflict presented in the poems Futility and The Charge of the Light Brigade? The title of Wilfred Owen’s ‘Futility’ captures the dominant sense of uselessness and helplessness in relation to conflict, felt by the soldiers in the face of their comrade’s recent death. The poem focuses on the effect of conflict and is focused on an injured, probably dead soldier. Owen uses this soldier to question to point of life being created it can be destroyed so easily. In contrast Tennyson’s Charge depicts a disastrous battle during the Crimean War and therefore shows the disbelief and horror of conflict.
There was a lot of confusion between the Commanders at the Charge of the Light Brigade, centring of the gestures of the bearer of the written order, Captain Nolan, and the verbal explanation he gave, led to Lord Lucan sending the Light Brigade up the wrong valley against the wrong guns. In Source One, the provenance states that it is written from Captain Nolan’s obituary, which means that it will be in favour of Captain Nolan; therefore we are to presume that Source One is biased. Source One is not blaming Captain Nolan, we can tell by the terminology that is used in the Source, such as “It is alleged” and “We are aware”, showing us that the writer of the Source wants us to think different, think about faults of other Generals, not Captain Nolan. Also, the date of this extract, shown in the provenance states it was written in November 25th 1854, which is just after ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ was taken place, which automatically tells us that there was no evidence to blame Nolan at that time, it would have had to be assessed carefully by journalists at the time of the Charge, to come to a conclusion who was to blame for the disastrous charge. At the end of the Source, it says that Captain Nolan had “an excess of enthusiasm”, and this is cross referencing into Source Two where it says that Lord Lucan was influenced by the “eager spirit of Captain Nolan”, this is showing us that he could have been very forceful towards the attack, making sure that it goes ahead, however not realising the disastrous outcome that will unfold because of his lack of organisation.
How do Representation 1 and Representation 2 differ? Representation 1’s general response to the war is that the war had a lot of support, but there are also underlying tones of sarcasm towards how useful and necessary the war was. Representation 2 has a balance of good points and bad points about the war, and is more of a factual representation. Representation 1 includes visual evidence, of a photograph, whereas Representation 2 does not. They both have statistics and figures.
This movie also shows the British officers mentality to the Australian soldiers but again has faults as doesn’t show the British soldiers sacrifice and loss. The film is quite historically accurate in depicting the Australian Gallipoli campaign. The movie touched on each of these points as well as gave us a real picture of how much this war was a massacre of men. The film ‘Gallipoli’ is an accurate representation of the atmosphere concerning the recruitment of men & the perception on war. During 1914-1918 at the time of the First World War the perception on war was very different that it is now, the men were uneducated on what war was like and the hardships they would have to face.
The impression given in Source 1 is that the battle was a ‘disaster’ and the army was very brave and courageous. Source 1 explains how the British army had ‘the most brilliant valour’ whilst fighting against they’re ‘savage and barbarian enemy’. The impression given of Russian army was that they were almost undefeatable as savage and barbarian are very powerful words. The source also emphasises the chivalry of the army and how they followed the code of conduct ‘on the best days of chivalry’. In this essay I will explain how Sources 2 and 3 support this impression given and also how they challenge it.
Charles Yale Harrison’s novel Generals Die in Bed strips away the misconception that war and is glorious and in doing so strongly conveys to the reader the horrible reality that was the First World War Harrison emphasises the harshness of this reality through the constant bombardment of gruesome and desensitising events experienced by the Narrator. The dramatic degree of different between the fictional views held by the public and the truth is highlighted by the contrast of the soldier’s experiences and society’s false impressions. Furthermore the novel shows war for what it truly is, a dominant force with the power to consume, transform and scar all that stands in it’s way. Through GDIB the reader is given a raw and truthful depiction of the
The message, he is sending is that love can pop out of anywhere, if people can commit to peace and believe in love rather then showing hatred the world would be a better place. He has drawn an ironic picture, makes a person question why three guns are shooting out three roses? His choice of color’s is the main attraction to his art, he uses bright colors to make his point across. Red is a bold color that catches one’s eye it makes a person assume mix emotions such as anger, war, and love. The black details make the picture pop out and the lemon chiffon yellow makes the
Another way in which tactics were used problematically is through Raglan in the Crimean War as he made several errors at Balaklava for which he received criticism, sending small British units against larger Russian contingents; which occasioned the complete destruction of the British units. This suggests a foolish use of tactics as
Source E on the other hand accuses the management of ‘neglect’ towards the soldiers which completely challenges Raglan’s claims. Lord Raglan claims he feels ‘every reason to be satisfied’ but source E illustrates an unflattering picture of the army’s management. Both sources E and B present a negative picture of the situation in Crimea, they also suggest a reason for the suffering of the British soldiers relates to a lack of supplies as source E
In “Fly Away Peter” Malouf constructs characters to show how war affects people. He juxtaposes the violence of war against the calm sanctuary like, home of Jim. Malouf creates powerful scenes which convey how soldiers dealt with the tragedy of the slaughter of fallen comrades and which reveal the fear within each